Future of Sri Lanka Railway
By strengthening the efficiency and sustainability of railway operations, the project will promote inclusive economic growth and the development of competitive services, industries, and supply chains across Sri Lanka, and contribute to improve the market share of railway transport and mitigate the impacts of road congestion, particularly in suburban Colombo.
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A modern multichannel
A modern railway ticketing system for Sri Lanka Railway that includes multiple sales channels (Mobile Ticketing App, Ticket Vending Machines, Third Party Kiosk) and payment methods (cash, online bank, credit card, mobile money, etc.).
State of the art
An island-wide, long-term evolution (LTE/4G) state of the art telecommunication system for the Sri Lanka Railway.
for Sri Lanka Railway
Modern operations headquarters, train control center, railway workshops and Technical training center will be introduced to the Sri Lanka Railways to convert it to a modern railway system.
About the Project
The project was prepared to support immediate improvements in the operation, maintenance, safety, skills development, and implementation capacity of SLR. The project will
improve the operational efficiency of the railway network by addressing key operating bottlenecks with the modernization of the telecommunications, ticketing, operations headquarter, and train control center systems;
upgrade the railway workshop at Ratmalana, and procure rolling stock and track maintenance equipment;
improve railway safety mainly through the construction of housing blocks to support the future resettlement of encroachers and the improvement of Colombo Fort and Maradana stations; and
upgrade the Sri Lanka German Railway Technical Training Center (SLGRTTC)
Railway Islandwide Smart Ticketing and Seat Reservation System
SLR has been using the same conventional and way old ticketing system for 150 years and an upgrade has been due for decades. SLR was not able to upgrade its system over the years and in addition, there hadn’t been any successful proposals from local IT giants, despite of having many in the local IT industry for a viable replacement.
Sri Lanka Railway had been using an overhead copper wire based telecommunication system from its inception till 1985. Each railway Line had its own telephone circuit (control circuit) connecting all railway station to one of the train control centers at Colombo, Nawalapitiya or Anuradhapura. In this system, the Dialing was done with very special key and selector arrangement.